We had a great opportunity this summer to work with Devin, a fantastic UW student majoring in Education and Psychology. What did he learn working with us?
First, I’d like to thank everyone who has helped Tri 4 Schools flourish into the great organization it is today. Reflecting on this summer, I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to have an internship with Tri 4 Schools. I was able to be a part of a wide range of projects which helped me understand how a non-profit operates. When I accepted this position in April, I had no idea of all the time and work it takes to coordinate after school programs and triathlons for kids throughout the spring and summer months. It was such a valuable experience to be able to work behind the scenes. It gave me a deeper appreciation for the work needed to achieve our mission of keeping kids active, and to win the battle against childhood obesity.
The Finish Line Experience
My favorite moment this summer was when I worked the finish line of the Middleton triathlon. It was incredible to witness reactions of both participants and parents as they made one last kick and received their well-earned medal. I also had a great time volunteering with the Bayview Community Center’s Exercise to Achievement program. For most of the kids, it was their first time participating in a triathlon so it was really neat getting to see their excited faces as they crossed the finish line!
Part of the Greater Mission
What really impressed me about Tri 4 Schools was the level of passion and commitment demonstrated with everyone involved in the organization. It was extremely comforting to know I was a part of something much bigger; a family per say. Aside from the many skills I have learned and improved on during this internship, I think the most valuable lesson I’ve learned from Tri 4 Schools is to really find something you are passionate about and run with it.
Thank you, Devin, for all your passion and energy to helping us succeed this summer!